The Wellcome Collection’s Spring 2013 exhibition brings together more than 300 works for the first major display of Japanese Outsider Art in the UK. The 46 artists represented in the show are residents and day attendees at social welfare institutions across Japan. The wonderfully diverse collection comprises ceramics, textiles, paintings, sculpture and drawings.
Visionary art, naive art, primitive art, folk art – outsider art can be all of these. And the ‘outsider’ tag reflects its audience as well as its practitioners: you don’t need any theoretical knowledge of art to find it engaging.
Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan
Wellcome Collection 28 March - 30 June 2013